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Obesity

Overview

Medical Comorbidities of extreme obesity

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidaemia (high triglycerides & low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol)
  • Cardiovascular disease
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Stroke
    • Congestive heart failure
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (steatosis, steatohepatitis, cirrhosis)
  • Respiratory disease
    • Obstructive sleep apnoea
    • Obesity-hypoventilation syndrome
    • Asthma
    • Restrictive lung disease
  • Many cancers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Gynaecologic abnormalities
    • Infertility
    • Abnormal menses
  • Venous stasis
  • Skin problems
    • Intertrigo
    • Cellulitis
  • Increased risk of complications during pregnancy or surgery
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension